Monday, May 20, 2013

Market Day

So, last weekend was my first foray into selling in a market in person.
I participated in "Round She Goes" which is a specialist market dedicated to vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories. It is now on three times a year in Sydney at Marrickville Town Hall. 

Marrickville is located in the inner west of Sydney and is rapidly becoming the new hipster haven, with its ecclectic mix of old school Vietnamese and Greek shops, factories and warehouses, artist studios and an increasing number of new funky bars, pubs, cafes, and restaurants. 

It is also home to a favourite haunt of mine which is Reverse Garbage. This is an incredible place which offers recycled DIY, costume and art materials for crafty, arty and environmentally conscious shoppers. They receive unused materials from manufacturers and shops such as display materials, foam, plastics, framing, tiles, packaging, bins of CD covers, ribbons and fabric and so on...and the range is constantly changing. When my children were young, this was the place for all project materials, now my youngest is doing architecture - its still the place for all his project materials!

For a creative, there is nothing like the possibilities in recycled materials and objects! I have never come out of that place without a new idea and I don't even make things, I make videos! But that large sack of framing samples that I just had to have, still sits in my studio waiting for something to happen.

Anyway, back to Round She Goes- there were about 60 stalls all specialising in vintage fashion and the town hall went from this

to this, as everyone set up

to this as everyone started to arrive...

To full on hundreds of people squeezing past each other to get down the isles -  no time to take photos - too busy selling! I was very glad for the coffee cart. 
Lots of great vintage things here and I particularly loved the good humour and enthusiasm of a Greek mother and daughter next to me. They had cleaned out their very stylish and large high end wardrobes and did very well giving Sydney fashion a large dose of European couture. At the end, they were happy with their efforts and it was a very successful day for most of us and a fun thing to do. I may go again in August!

1 comment:

  1. It looks great! That hall is s lovely location.
    Glad that you had a good day.